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Walter F. Mondale, Carter’s vice president who lost White House bid, dies at 93 (mar., 20 avril 2021)
A former Democratic senator from Minnesota and vice president, his unusually candid and forward-looking bid for the pinnacle of American politics was blocked by President Ronald Reagan’s landslide reelection victory in 1984.
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Live updates: Biden calls the Floyd family after verdict in the Chauvin murder trial (Wed, 21 Apr 2021)
Topics at a meeting between Biden and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus were expected to include immigration and diversity in his administration.
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‘At least, God, now there is some justice’: Biden says guilty verdict in Floyd murder offers a chance at reform (Wed, 21 Apr 2021)
The conviction of a former Minneapolis police officer for killing George Floyd creates a potential inflection point for a president who made racial equity a centerpiece of his campaign, but who hasn’t yet placed it at the forefront of his presidency.
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How the first statement from Minneapolis police made George Floyd’s murder seem like George Floyd’s fault (Wed, 21 Apr 2021)
A reminder that official narratives often aren't.
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Marjorie Taylor Greene and the implosion of the America First Caucus (Tue, 20 Apr 2021)
Greene is now completely distancing herself from the effort and blaming staff. Here's why that's implausible.
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What to do about whataboutism in politics (Tue, 20 Apr 2021)
Whataboutism is an increasing presence in American politics. Here are some ideas on how to handle it.
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Why the GOP is fretting about its inability to define Biden (Mon, 19 Apr 2021)
It's not unusual for a president to be popular this early. What is unusual is that Biden's chief initiatives are often more popular than he is.
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‘The wheels fell off’: How Biden’s misgivings on border surge upended plan on refugees (Wed, 21 Apr 2021)
Biden wavered for two months before ultimately rebuffing top national security officials.
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House rejects GOP attempt to censure Rep. Maxine Waters over remarks about Chauvin trial (Wed, 21 Apr 2021)
House Democratic leaders quickly came to Waters’s defense, denouncing the resolution as a cynical political ploy and arguing Waters was calling for peaceful protests.
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The Trailer: Cops vs. Krasner: A fight over criminal justice reform in Philadelphia (Tue, 20 Apr 2021)
The battle over criminal justice reform in Philadelphia, why Andrew Yang keeps leading in New York polls, and Florida Democrats being Florida Democrats.
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Schumer vows to undo federal marijuana laws; GOP continues to balk (Tue, 20 Apr 2021)
Dozens of states have loosened their regulations, and a Pew Research poll said 91 percent of Americans think marijuana should be legal in some form.
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Tracking the political appointees Biden is nominating to fill the top roles in his administration (Tue, 20 Apr 2021)
Follow the president-elect’s progress filling nearly 800 positions, among the 1,200 that require Senate confirmation, in this tracker from The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service.
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The predictable economic effects of climate change have started to appear (Tue, 20 Apr 2021)
The United States had years to prepare for the new economic reality. It often chose not to.
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Low population is not a reason to deny D.C. statehood, as Wyoming can attest (Tue, 20 Apr 2021)
And as a number of other states can attest.
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Biden administration says it ‘strongly supports’ making D.C. the 51st state (Tue, 20 Apr 2021)
“Policy position” issued ahead of House vote is administration’s most forceful backing of statehood so far.
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What Florida’s new ‘riot’ law reveals about the political moment (Tue, 20 Apr 2021)
The broader subtext is prevalent concern about a changing America.
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Marjorie Taylor Greene and the implosion of the America First Caucus (Tue, 20 Apr 2021)
Greene is now completely distancing herself from the effort and blaming staff. Here's why that's implausible.
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Trump’s unsurprising assessment of Putin: ’I liked him. He liked me.’ (Tue, 20 Apr 2021)
That sentiment reflects the direction of the Republican Party since 2000.
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DHS watchdog declined to pursue investigations into Secret Service during Trump administration, documents show (Tue, 20 Apr 2021)
Joseph Cuffari rejected staff recommendations to examine the agency’s handling of the Lafayette Square clearing and the spread of the coronavirus in its ranks.
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What to do about whataboutism in politics (Tue, 20 Apr 2021)
Whataboutism is an increasing presence in American politics. Here are some ideas on how to handle it.
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Yes, the House can vote on expanding the Supreme Court (Tue, 20 Apr 2021)
Rep. Cindy Axne (D-Iowa) gave a false response to a thorny question about a Democratic court-packing bill.
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Walter F. Mondale, Carter’s vice president who lost White House bid, dies at 93 (Tue, 20 Apr 2021)
A former Democratic senator from Minnesota and vice president, his unusually candid and forward-looking bid for the pinnacle of American politics was blocked by President Ronald Reagan’s landslide reelection victory in 1984.
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Mondale lost the presidency but permanently changed the office of vice presidency (Tue, 20 Apr 2021)
Under Carter, he turned the office from one of frustration and neglect into one with influence and power. Every vice president since has benefited.
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Biden tells bipartisan group of lawmakers he is ‘prepared to compromise’ on infrastructure (Tue, 20 Apr 2021)
Vice President Harris traveled to North Carolina to visit a community college and a manufacturer of electric school buses as part of the White House’s efforts to promote the ambitious $2 trillion plan.
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